Up-Front Multi-Year Funding

Name of recipient: Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP)

Start date: 2006–2007—One-time conditional grant

End date: Perpetual

Total funding: $30 million

Description: The GCP is a not-for-profit organization, co-founded by the Aga Khan Development Network and the Government of Canada, which addresses a global gap in institutions that advocate pluralism as a foundation for new governance, peace and human development at the international level. The GCP will pursue its mandate through four core functions:

  • sustaining an international policy dialogue on pluralism in governance, elections, judicial systems, media and education to help factions integrate in states at risk;
  • providing programs for academic and professional development;
  • fostering research and learning on pluralism; and
  • fostering and sharing the results of research and learning on pluralism.


These activities will target primarily the developing world, offering a platform from which existing organizations and experts on pluralism in Canada can reach an international audience.

Strategic outcome(s): Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Summary of results achieved by the recipient:

In 2012–13, the GCP continued to realize its commitments under the funding agreement.

The Board of Directors met twice, the three subcommittees functioned according to their terms of reference and the members met as required, appointed auditors and approved the appointment of a new director. An annual report and corporate plan were provided as required. With the appointment of an investment advisor, a portfolio manager and a custodian, and the approval of a Statement of Spending Policy and a Statement of Investment Policy, the fund was fully invested in September 2012.

In 2012, the Board approved a three-year strategic program that defines "leadership for pluralism" as the focus of the GCP's initial programming and ongoing development. The program identifies four core areas of focus: knowledge exchange, global outreach, dialogue and institution building. In 2013, implementation of the program commenced with research programs on Kenya and Kyrgyzstan. Two new event series were launched in 2012–13: the Pluralism Forum and the Annual Pluralism Lecture. A major redevelopment of the website was undertaken to make the GCP's growing content more accessible and to highlight the organization's strategic direction.

The Aga Khan Foundation Canada continued to provide select corporate services, including finance, information and communications technology support, and interim premises, as a contribution in kind. Studies revealed that extensive work will be required to renovate its future international headquarters at 330 Sussex Drive and the cost of the project is expected to be higher than originally estimated.

Program: Multiculturalism for Newcomers and All Canadians
($ millions)
2010-11
Actual
Spending
2011-12
Actual
Spending
2012-13
Planned
Spending
2012-13
Total
Authorities
2012-13
Actual
Spending
Variance
Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil (N/A)

Note: This funding was provided on a one-time basis when the Multiculturalism Program was managed by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Significant evaluation findings by the recipient during the reporting year and future plan: The funding agreement that governs the Government of Canada's relationship with the GCP requires both an evaluation of the Centre's success in achieving the outcomes identified in the agreement and a performance (value-for-money) audit of economy, efficiency and effectiveness to be conducted by an independent, third party every five years. In consultation with CIC, it was agreed to combine the evaluation and the audit for the GCP's formative phase—the first five years.

The review was conducted by Arpent Associates Management Consultants and results were reported in September 2012 in Formative Evaluation of the Global Centre for Pluralism. The report concluded that “based upon the progress the Centre has made in strategic planning, governance, investment management, programs and activities, facilities, human resources, management and administration and accountability, it is well positioned it to achieve its objectives.”

Significant audit findings by the recipient during the reporting year and future plan: N/A.

Link to recipient’s website: www.pluralism.ca

Name of recipient: Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko

Start date: 2008–09—One-time conditional grant

End date: Funding agreement governing endowment ends in May 2023

Total funding: $10 million

Description: Recognizing the historical significance of the First World War internment of "enemy aliens," the Government of Canada provided a conditional grant of $10 million under CHRP to the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko for the establishment and management of an endowment fund, known as the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund. Affected communities include Ukrainians, Poles, Italians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Turks, Serbians, Hungarians, Russians, Jews and Romanians. Through CFPs managed by the Foundation, applicants apply for financial support for activities that commemorate, acknowledge and educate Canadians about the experiences of communities affected by internment and the subsequent contributions of these communities to shaping Canada. The funding agreement will remain in effect for 15 years.

Strategic outcome: Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Summary of results achieved by the recipient: The Foundation has approved 33 grants to date. Projects of particular note in 2012–13 that received funding support from the Foundation include: a historical novel by Barbara Sapergia, Blood and Salt, based on the internment operations from 1915 to 1917 at Castle Mountain internment camp; a national internment mural project called the Sunflower Project, which will create an internment mural in Ottawa, among other locations, to memorialize and educate on the internment operations; and a grant to obtain and catalogue materials and resources relating to the campaign for redress.

Program: Multiculturalism for Newcomers and All Canadians
($ millions)
2010-11
Actual
Spending
2011-12
Actual
Spending
2012-13
Planned
Spending
2012-13
Total
Authorities
2012-13
Actual
Spending
Variance
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

* This funding was provided on a one-time basis when CHRP was managed by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Link to recipient’s website: www.internmentcanada.ca

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